On September 1st I departed from San Jose heading towards Yosemite National Park. In preparing my route, I looked for a very direct road with lots of curves. Inadvertently my route took me right to the Lick Observatory, which I was not able to tour since it was unfortunately closed until later in the day.
In the following map the red arrows show my route across the Central Valley of California from San Jose to Yosemite, where I found a room for the night at the White Wolf Lodge. (Click on the map to enlarge.)
The following photos show the Lick Observatory and the surrounding terrain.
The following photos show my approach to Yosemite and several of the main attractions.